Guide to Writing at SNL




Welcome to the SNL Writing Guide!

This website was built to help SNL students become better writers. You can explore the site using the menu to the left.

Please also check out SNLwriting's blog "Writing at SNL" for the latest writing news and resources at SNL (click here if blog does not display below):

Conversations with SNL Writers

Getting Around Writer's Block: An "Ah Ha" Moment -- SNL Associate Professor Susan Reed tells how she used journaling to get unstuck.

How to Succeed at Writing at SNL -- A conversation between former SNL student and Writing Center tutor, Stephen Hall, and SNL writing instructor, Steffanie Triller.

SNL graduate student Kim Hoag discusses writing for the MAAPS program, his writing process, and the challenges and rewards of writing about your passions.

SNL student and and UCWbL writing fellow Jill Anderson discusses the roles that UCWbL writing tutors and writing fellows can play in helping SNL students with their writing inside and outside the classroom. To learn more, visit Jill's website:

SNL graduate Joy Boggs talks about making the transition from writing in the business world to writing for school and now to writing as a graduate student in DePaul's Women's and Gender Studies Program.


SNL Writing Coordinator Michelle Navarre Cleary developed this website with the help of a DePaul University Department Initiative Grant, the talents of Joe Hemmerling, Katie Wozniak, Kate Harding, Patricia Ryan and William Bennett, and the many SNL faculty who contributed their thoughts and words. Please send comments, corrections and suggestions to

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